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BITS, Pilani - Dubai Winners

Shrey Sanger – Extraordinary Leadership Potential, Male
Shrey Sanger is a Computer Science Graduate from BITS, Pilani - Dubai. He graduated in 2009 as the President of the Student Council at BITS, Pilani - Dubai. An excellent student, he was actively involved in all cultural activities and was also the Senior Editor of the college newsletter "@bitsdubai". A permanent member of the college debating team, he has participated and won several inter-college public speaking competitions throughout. As an avid public speaker, he often compeered college events like Sparks, BITS Sports Festival, Annual Cultural and Sports Day. But perhaps his most memorable contribution has been as the resident Quiz Master for BITS, Pilani - Dubai - hosting all four editions of B'Quizzed (the annual quiz competition organized by BITS, Pilani - Dubai). He was also the Event Coordinator for B'Quizzed 2009 and oversaw the expansion of a previously inter-collegiate event to high school students. He is currently looking for job opportunities in IT/Marketing/Event Management. His hobbies include Debating, Quizzing and Bathroom Singing!
Neha Nair - Extraordinary Leadership Potential – Female
Neha Nair is currently pursuing Semester VII of B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering at BITS, Pilani - Dubai [BPD]. Having been an avid reader since childhood, she counts English among her favorite courses at BPD along with Management, Operations Research and CAD. Besides being a Senior Reporter for the College newsletter, she holds the post of the General Secretary in the Student Council and is also an active member of the Cultural Committee. She has represented BPD at GETEX '09 [an educational exhibition] and even on TV [a very 'interesting' experience she says!]. A self proclaimed motor-mouth and extrovert, her interests include reading, dabbling in art & craft, debating, meeting new people and then some more reading. After her graduation, in 2010, she looks forward to pursuing further studies in Management.
Mohamed Amar - Social Leader of the Year Mohamed

Amar was born on in late Aug, 1987 in the town of Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu in India. He moved to UAE within 3 months of birth and has been living there ever since. He joined BITS, Pilani - Dubai in 2005 and completed B.E (Electrical and Electronics Engineering). During college, he had the opportunity to work and help in organizing a number of college events. Eventually during his third year he was elected as the President of the Social Awareness Club and organized events such as blood donation drives, plantation drives and visits to Special needs centers. He currently plans to work in the Technical Marketing Field. His hobbies include cooking, watching TV series and sports such as tennis and cricket.

Sivagurunathan - Entrepreneur of the Year
Sivaguru is the Co-owner of website and Mille Media Limited. (Established as a Limited Company in Hong Kong). Previously he has designed several websites and sold one of them (along with 2 more partners). Siva handles troubleshooting and handling of network configurations, utilization and monitoring of resources across data centres, security setup, kernel level optimizations, database customizations and virtualization setup to enhance server performance as a part of his job. He is also involved in carrying out all financial transactions. Siva has received certifications of CCNP, CCNA, CEH, VCP, MCITP and MCTS which has helped him in identifying similar problems affecting enterprises in case scenarios.
Arshad Ahmed - Technical Innovator of the Year
Arshad is a final year student at BITS, Pilani - Dubai. His passion is to develop innovative, extremely affordable health care solutions for people living on very low income. His low cost ventilator won the first prize at Techfest, IIT Bombay and he was invited to present it at the World Health Care Congress. He will be doing his postgraduate studies in the University of Manchester where he hopes to develop his ventilator further. He has participated in and won other competitions such as the BITS, Pilani - Dubai Technofest and the IEEE Design challenge. His interests include trekking, exploring and diving.
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